The CIPD in Northern Ireland works closely with our network of members, volunteers and stakeholders to develop the profession and build our policy relevance and reach.  Our mission is to establish the voice of CIPD in Northern Ireland supported by our regional branch committee.

With more than 3,400 CIPD members across Northern Ireland, we sit at the heart of a proud, growing community of practitioners, members, partners, policymakers and thought leaders in the world of work. Through our collaborative efforts we’ll take big steps towards championing better work and working lives. 

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It's a great time to be a CIPD Member in Northern Ireland with a vast array of events and campaigns delivered by both our staff team and volunteers, designed to raise the profile of the HR profession and the CIPD in Northern Ireland. This includes the Annual CIPD Northern Ireland Conference in November, and the CIPD NI HR Awards, which are well established as the most prestigious awards for the HR profession in Northern Ireland.

The CIPD NI volunteer team will shortly commence their programme for 2018-19 with a range of events and activities designed to appeal to HR professionals at different stages in their careers. We are providing a varied programme this year with more dialogue, networking and interactive event formats. 

We're very active on social media, so follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for the latest news, and make sure that you register for our monthly e-newsletter which we goes out on the first Tuesday of every month. If you've not already done so, you can register under the preferences section of the website.

We do hope to see you at one of our events in the near future. In the meantime, do get in touch to let us know how we can continue to support you and your organisation.

Lee Ann Panglea                   Lynn Carson
Head of Scotland and            Northern Ireland Branch Chair
Northern Ireland, CIPD

CIPD has a small staff team in Northern Ireland who work on a range of events and campaigns, and a volunteer team who provide a programme of CPD and networking events.

Staff Team:

Lee Ann Panglea, Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

Avril Anderson, Market Development Manager, CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

Suzanne Best, Administrator, CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

Contact the staff team at

Volunteer Team:

Chair - Lynn Carson

Vice Chair - Nicola Barber

Vice Chair - Beth McMaw

Secretary - Cathy Doherty

Treasurer - Darren Patterson

Events Lead - Keely Gavin

Council Representative - Peter Aiken

Contact the branch volunteer team at

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Date: 28 November 2019 | Location: ICC, Belfast

The latest insights on fair, meaningful and productive work practices - #CIPDNICONF19

This year's conference will focus on Driving Fair, Meaningful and Productive Work. Join us to hear from a diverse, expert-led programme of speakers and sessions that will explore how driving good work requires a fundamental shift in the role we play in organisations as we effectively influence organisations to create meaningful opportunities, embed ethical practices and cherish people while meeting their business objectives.

The conference also offers the perfect opportunity network with people professionals from across Northern Ireland, creating new and developing existing relationships amongst the biggest strategic priorities in the region. 

Early bird offer available until 4 October – book now to save £50 off standard pricing.

You can also book 4 tickets for the price of 3.

Full programme now available. Book tickets today. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsorship and exhibition prospectus is now available and can be downloaded below. Please contact Avril Anderson on 07736 132 375 or at to explore the commercial opportunities around this event. 

Northern Ireland faces significant workplace and labour market challenges. None of these challenges will be met unless the HR and people and development profession is at the centre of driving the required changes to help shift skills and transform the workplace.  Our focus is to: 
  • Identify the big issues around people and development which need to be addressed, and enthuse and engage members and policy makers in how we can tackle them.
  • Put CIPD’s vision of ‘championing better work and working lives’ at the heart of the HR, business and policy conversation.
Whatever the political and constitutional issues it will be the workplace and the labour market in which solutions will be found, including: 
  • Analysing, understanding and addressing the big challenges regarding the future of work in Northern Ireland; such as technology, automation and innovation. 
  • Working with government and other organisations to improve the workplace by building wellbeing, engagement and resilience in the Northern Ireland workforce through good HR practice in everything from diversity to reward, and learning so that we can adapt to whatever future we face.
  • Building Northern Ireland’s workforce by focusing on skills and training through a lifelong learning approach. 
  • Building our profession for the future in Northern Ireland, and focusing on the skills and capabilities which HR and learning professionals can uniquely contribute will help us to embed the changes we need to see and equip Northern Ireland for the future.

The CIPD team in Northern Ireland is ideally placed to support organisations through their people management challenges and to build HR capability within organisations of all sizes; combining CIPD expertise and insights with your own to co-create your HR capability strategy and a team fit for the future.

Whether it’s working with HR practitioners, leaders or operational/line managers, our employer solutions focus on the fundamentals of strong people management and how it contributes significantly to organisational success.

We are proud to work with employers across the public, private and third sector to build and support their development strategy for HR and L&D professionals across Northern Ireland. To discuss engagement and partnership opportunities please contact the CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland team.

Many of our events and networks offer significant profile raising opportunities for organisations and key CIPD partners. There are lots of different ways a company can sponsor CIPD activity across Northern Ireland, and show their support, including:

  • Sponsoring a conference, event or Northern Ireland wide network
  • Exhibiting at a conference or event
  • Providing a venue
  • Advertising on our website or e-newsletters
  • Providing great content and speaker contribution

We are always pleased to receive sponsorship to expand our range of activities. If you are interested in discussing these opportunities further then please email

Contact us

Contact the team with any enquiries about our events programme, or working with us